Trying to avoid 100. 46 comments

Joey Gallo’s 36th home run of the season was all the offense the Rangers could generate.


It could happen. It would take an amazing last two weeks, but the Rangers could win one more game this season. And if they were somehow to do that, it would guarantee they would not have a 100-loss season.

Monday’s rare victory, over the Angels, was win number 62 of the season. But they lost the next two in uninspiring play to fall to 4-7 so far in the month of September. They have sixteen games left on the schedule.

Two months into the season, it appeared seven teams were headed to 100-loss seasons. Baltimore is already at 104, and 58.5 games behind Boston. It will be a historically bad season. Kansas City has 96 losses. They are a certainty to lose 100, just two years after winning the World Series.

If the Rangers can muster just one more win in the final sixteen, they will avoid the franchise’s seventh 100-loss season, and third since moving to Arlington.

One can dream.